before and after: remy’s room

remys-room-1Hi everyone! Well, like I posted earlier on Instagram- it only took 7 months and 3 houses, but we finally have a room for Remy!

I can’t believe that we went this long without having anywhere to put her things. Towards the end of my pregnancy, I remember going out for supper after my biweekly doctor appointments, and crying in the restaurant every time because I didn’t have a nursery for our baby-to-be. At the time, I felt like such a bad mother. While I hope to never relive that experience of being so pregnant and feeling so unprepared, I also realize that it really wasn’t the end of the world. However, I am so glad that she has a room of her own! Let’s begin the room tour.

before-roomAbove is what her room looked like when we first moved in. The walls were painted beige, and the ceiling had a cloud design on it. There was an old fixture, dirty blinds, and dated switch plates. (Please excuse the mess of boxes, I couldn’t put anything away until her room was painted.)

remys-room-2-2Geoffrey and I chose a basic white, zero VOC paint for her walls and ceiling. After two thick coats, we were ready to set up her room.

remys-room-4remys-room-11A week before Remy was born, I published a post on my nursery envy. The inspiration for Remy’s room largely came from this room. To me, its whimsical nature and somewhat chaotic state is exactly what I think of when I think of a fun and well-loved child’s room. Plus, I’m notorious for hanging crates as shelving. It was a perfect match.

remys-room-6The white rose was Remy’s baptismal flower, and the little black-eyed-Susan was the first flower that Remy ever picked for me.

remys-room-7remys-room-8Remember the post with her crib? It’s a Jenny Lind, and we made a road trip specifically to purchase one.

remys-room-9-2Her sonogram photos were a DIY project that I shared in November of last year.

remys-room-12Rather than buying a new light for her room, we removed the one in the hallway and turned it from brass to silver by spray painting it. We lucked out with the light, since I was having the worst time trying to find one that would suit a little girl’s room. This one even has flowers on it. I think that it’s so cute now.

remys-room-3We still need to replace the carpet with hardwood flooring, and change the colour of the baseboards. However, that will probably be in a few years from now. Until then, Remy (and whomever else may come along) can have the ugly but soft carpet to play on.

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Emory

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crate & barrel

Crates2I love crates. I feel like Brick Tamland when I say that, but it’s true. I freaking love ’em!

Crates4Crates3Our contractor built us an entire home without installing any type of shelving. Not a single one in the kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom, mudroom, or closets. None. I know what you’re thinking. We must be crazy. There, I said it for you. Do you know what? I would have to agree with you. However, given that my husband and I built and installed all of our shelving in Little Green, I’ve come to know exactly what I like, and how I want it to look. No contractor of mine is going to get his hands all over my ledges, dagnabbit!

Crates5We placed crates all over our new kitchen in The Little Barn in lieu of cupboards. I personally like their uniqueness and the overall feel that they exude, as opposed to generic or modern cabinetry. Plus, I’m tidy. No object will ever be out of place in these babies!

Crates1My Jesus plaque hanging next to the thumbs up hanger is a little ode to the film Dogma. Did anyone else catch that?

Crates6Have a great day! Please go easy on me in the comment section! :-)))

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Emory

ptp on instagram

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.49.19 PMIt’s officially Friday! You know what that means, right? It means that I have gone a week without discussing my new store, so today I am going to hit you with another post! Ok, so maybe you didn’t know what that meant. 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.50.04 PMI’ve already begun to promote Potomac Trading Post, Ltd. on my personal Instagram account. With over 400 followers, about 30 of them were nice enough to add PTP to their accounts, too. Then one day earlier this week, I had logged onto Instagram and to my surprise I had gained over 40 followers within a span of a few hours. My initial reaction was that my account had been spammed or hacked. Then I noticed that I was tagged in someone’s photo. It turns out that a local IG account heard about my store, and began promoting it on their page!

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.52.01 PMI was so happy and felt so honoured to have this great support from my city and its residents. Saskatoon is growing more and more artsy every year. I feel that if I’m going to be starting up a store like Potomac Trading Post, Ltd., with its antique, handmade, collectible, and wearable items, this is the city to do it in. It is the largest in our province, and yet it is still a small city by most standards. I hope that the store will become a big fish in a little pond. That way, when it’s about to burst out of its surroundings, I can take it to the lake or the ocean and expand it there. In the meantime, baby steps.

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.49.40 PMThese are some of the photos that can be found on the Instagram account for the store. Please add PTP if you would like to support a small business, and have yet another line of communication to the girl behind it all. Me.

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Emory

hello crates!

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as i have mentioned before, little green is very short on space. thus, our obsession for crates knows no bounds. (remember our post here and here?) we love them!

our latest haul of crates came from two different places, the dollar store and our local thrift store. in total we spend only $4.50 on them. i would say that they were a pretty good deal. ;-)))

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the first crate hangs above my sewing station. it is the perfect size for holding my little bobbins.

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the second crate can be found beside our front door. this is where we put all of our current bills. hello responsible home ownership!

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we removed the handle on the third crate, so that it may comfortably display one of our cameras in our beloved camera station. this particular area is becoming one of my favorites!

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what tricks do you have to save on space around your home?

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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